Upon meeting Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa, Wendy and Vivian were fangirling because they had read Daughters of the Stone several years prior and loved it. Dahlma had just obtained the rights back from St. Martin's Press (SMP) and wanted to independently publish a 10th Anniversary edition of her first novel. Vivian offered her website services and to help Dahlma create a social media presence since she already had an existing database of followers eagerly awaiting her second novel.
It has been an incredible journey coaching Dahlma as she discovered Instagram and Twitter and began thinking strategically about the release of her 10th Anniversary edition. The word that comes to mind is serendipitous. Cristina and Vivian met while working at SMP; and found themselves some 15 years later, taking on an SMP out-of-print title (Daughters of the Stone) and re-releasing it as a trade paperback edition via IngramSpark's Print-on-Demand. The services the Artea Creative collective provided Dahlma from Fall 2018 to Spring 2023 were tangible and measurable, resulting in several priceless opportunities.
(Author services listed below.)
Website Creation or Redesign
Social Media Coaching
Database Email Management
Book Copyediting & Proofreading
Book Cover Redesign
Book Interior Typesetting & Design
Comprehensive Media Report
Marketing Strategy & Calendar
Vivian was inivted by Teresa Santiago, founder and chairwoman of Comité Noviembre and by Luis Cordero, founder of PRIDA, to create a website for the National Puerto Rican Virtual Artisans Fair & Book Expo celebrating
Puerto Rican Heritage Month for their first ever virtual event in 2020 and has been invited back to create the 2021 Comité Noviembre Virtual Event.
Vivian had to go all the way to Florence, Italy,
to meet author, playwright, and director
Jawanza Bakari. She coached him on social media. She also created his website and marketing materials for his theatre production company,
AfrikanLuv Co when it launched the Spring 2019 performance of The Passage: Stories from The Maafa at The National Black Theatre. (All theatrical productions are currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. )
When director/filmmaker Anton Evangelista approached Artea Creative for his film,
il Signor Jackson, Artea Creative's favorite musician, Hakhi Alakhun, immediately began working with Anton on cinematography and photography. The film won first prize at the 2018 Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum; Official Selection at the 2019 Manhattan Film Festival; the 2019 Harlem Film Festival; and the 2019 Voce Spettacolo Film Festival. Private screenings have taken place throughout New York City and Westchester.